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By Eric Heinz and Andrea Swayne
Michael Cavallari, 30, of San Clemente, has been considered missing since Nov. 27 when the Grand County, Utah, Sheriff’s Department found his 2014 Honda Civic crashed and abandoned off-road in a fissure just off of Floy Wash Road, approximately 5 miles south of exit 175 on Interstate 70 in the southeastern Utah desert, authorities said.
According to a Grand County Sheriff’s Department press release, information received from San Clemente law enforcement led investigators to believe the vehicle was driven by Michael Cavallari. Credit card transaction receipts also led investigators to a convenience store in Monticello, Utah.
“Upon reviewing the security footage from the convenience store, the driver of the vehicle was positively identified as Michael Cavallari,” the release stated.
According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Blotter, Cavallari was arrested in Dana Point on Nov. 23, on the 32400 block of Crown Valley Parkway after a caller reported seeing him with a large gun in his possession. Cavallari posted bond and was released from jail on Nov. 25.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is handling this matter as an active missing person investigation.
Cavallari is the brother of Kristin Cavallari Cutler, known for her role in the popular reality television series “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.”
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Michael Cavallari is asked to contact the Grand County Sheriff’s Office at 435.259.8115 or visit www.grandcountysheriff.org.